Obituaries

Edward J. Frerichs

Edward J. Frerichs entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 1, surrounded by his loving family. He was 90.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Friday, March 7, at 9:15 a.m. A funeral Mass will follow at Holy Cross Church, Harrison at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Friends may call on Thursday, March 6, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Friday from 8:45 a.m. For information or directions, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in “Hell’s Kitchen,” Manhattan, N.Y., Edward grew up in East Newark and lived in Harrison for the last 67 years. He worked as an electrical inspector for the Bendix Corporation in Teterboro for many years. Edward began working at the age of 15 to help support his widowed mother and two younger brothers.

A member of the “Greatest Generation,” he served in the United States Army during World War II. Landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day Plus 18, he served in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion engaging in many battles throughout France, Belgium, and finally in Germany.

A devout Catholic, Edward was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church, Harrison, where he attended Mass daily.

Edward is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Florence (nee Devine), loving children, Edward, Claire Hallam, Elaine Dobosh (Joseph), and Ruth Gerris (Bob), cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Alison and Tom Bowers, Jennifer Dolaghan (Sean), Brian Dobosh (Beth Anne), Lisa Rusek (Mike), Steven Hallam (Moriah), Michelle Hallam and Danny Gerris and Jake and Quinn Dolaghan. He is also survived by a dear brother Fred and many nieces and nephews. Edward was predeceased by his brother Frank, daughter-in- law Frieda Frerichs, and a son-in-law George Hallam.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Camp Fatima of NJ, care of the funeral home, or you may mail your donation directly to Camp Fatima, P.O. Box 612, Harrison, N.J. 07029 in loving memory of Edward.

Catherine A. Greenemeier

Catherine A. Greenemeier (nee Nappi) entered into eternal rest peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, Feb. 27. She was 58.

Funeral services were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. The funeral service will be private at the convenience of the family.

For information or directions, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in Newark, she was a lifelong resident of Harrison.

A wife and a mom, she worked as a crossing guard for several years in Harrison.

Catherine is survived by her beloved husband Richard; loving children Alexis and Richard Jr., dear siblings Lena Cicchino and Richard Nappi. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents Anthony and Margaret Nappi and her brother Anthony.

For those desiring, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942 in loving memory of Catherine.

Mary Hickey

Mary Hickey died on Feb. 24 at home. She was 81.

Born in Brooklyn, she moved to Kearny 15 years ago.

A memorial service was held at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, followed by a private cremation.

Mary was a nursing assistant at The Brooklyn Methodist Hospital for many years.

Wife of the late James Greer, she is survived by her children and their spouses Stephen Hickey, Pat and Lew Battista, Kathy and Tom McGrade and Jacqueline Sabbagh. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Daniel J. Jutkiewicz

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Daniel J. Jutkiewicz, 61, died on Feb. 20 in the Hackensack University Medical Center.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Born and raised in Wilkes- Barre, Pa., Danny lived in Rutherford before moving to Kearny 18 years ago.

Mr. Jutkiewicz was a health insurance and employee benefit specialist for Benefits Solutions in Wayne for the last 11 years as well as a member of the New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters. He was an ambassador for the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce in Wayne.

He served as a Eucharistic Minister, lector, C.C.D instructor and a member of the Parish Council, all at St. Stephen’s Church. He also volunteered at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny during Rejoice Retreats. During the holidays, Dan would feed the homeless with the Rev. Benedict Groeschel and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in the Bronx, N.Y. He coached girl’s softball for Kearny Recreation. Danny was also a constant entertainer, singing and playing guitar.

He is survived by his wife Susan (Leahy) and daughter Jessica Suzanne Jutkiewicz and her boyfriend Daniel Lockard; siblings Ann Marie Chirco and John “Jack” Jutkiewicz; son-in-law of Julia (Mc- Curley) and Jerry “Skeeter” Leahy; brother-in-law of Jane and Chris Souza, William and Kimberly Leahy and Anne and John McCaffery.

He was the uncle of Thomas, Christopher, Allyson, Justin, Paige, Julia, Keara, Brooke and Johnny.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at www. cmnwi.org.

Anne D. Klepp

Mrs. Anne D. Klepp, formerly of Kearny, passed away on Feb. 24. She was 90.

The funeral Mass was offered on Feb. 28 at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Condon Funeral Home, 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny (condonfuneralhome.com).

Mrs. Klepp had been an executive secretary with General Instruments in Newark for 40 years before retiring.

She was predeceased by her husband George in 1995 and is survived by her children Dolores (Thomas) List and George (Louellen) Klepp and her sisters, Julia Zavislak and Josephine Jagonski. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Thomas (BobbiJo) and Christopher (Allison) List and her great grandchildren Emily and Aaron.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to Hospice of NJ. http://www.americanhospice.com/.

Thomas Myers

Thomas Luther Myers, 79, passed away on Feb. 10.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thielereid. com.

Mr. Myers was born in Johnson City, Tenn., and later lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 50 years ago.

He was a partner in Tom’s Service Center in Newark for 24 years before retiring in 1996.

Tom is survived by his beloved wife Audrey Myers (nee Kerr); daughter Heather Rokosny and her husband Charles; grandchildren Kristian and Madison Rokosny; brother-in-law Austin Kerr and his wife Claudia; sisters Betty Comer and her husband William and Judy Supel and her husband Harry and many nieces and nephews and their families.

He was predeceased by his parents Ruby Bennett (nee Previtt) and Taylor Myers and his sister Georgia Jenkins and her husband Les.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a charity of your choice.

Marion J. Teresavage

Marion J. Teresavage, 83, of Girardville, Pa., formerly a 50-year resident of Kearny, passed away Friday, Feb. 28.

Born in Girardville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Yousavage Leckner Sr. She was a graduate of the former Butler Township High School, class of 1947, Fountain Springs, Pa., and was employed as a loan officer for the First Jersey Bank, Kearny, until her retirement.

Marion was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church, Girardville, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her husband Peter Teresavage in January 2010, and a daughter Mariane Johnstone in 1977.

She is survived by her son Peter Teresavage III and his wife Linda of Shenandoah, Pa., sister Evelyn Leckner of Girardville, Pa., six grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, March 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent De- Paul Roman Catholic Church, 260 N. 2nd St., Girardville, Pa. A viewing will be held at the church at 9:30 a.m. until Mass. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, 1323 Centre St., Ashland, Pa. is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Gladys Tubens

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Gladys Tubens of Kearny died Feb. 21.

Her funeral was arranged by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. The funeral Mass was at St. Anthony’s Church and burial followed in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Gladys came to this country from Peru 20 years ago.

She is survived by her companion Enrique Bravo and her children Jesus, Gladys, Celena, Karina, Cinthia and Miguel Cordova and Milagros De La Rosa. Also surviving are eight grandchildren.

Helen C. Wieczenski

Helen C. Wieczenski (nee Bakula) died Feb. 22. She was 86. Born in Harrison, she was a lifelong resident. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Czestochowa, followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Wife of the late Chester, Helen is survived by her children and their spouses Michael and Mary Wieczenski, Andrea and Raymond Kustosz and Thomas and Miranda Wieczenski; her grandchildren Kimberly, Heather, Jason, Steven, Jennifer, Thomas, Michael and Andrew and her great-grandchildren Gavin, Alyssa, Jonathan, Alexis, Madison, Saheli and Aanya. She was predeceased by her daughter and son-in-law Bernadette and Dave Tietjen and her brothers Chester, Leo and Louis Bakula.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

The Observer Staff